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Identifying delirium in older adults with pre-existing mental illness

Bennett, Courtney DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000516123.22868.c6
Feature: MENTAL FUNCTIONING
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Abstract: Acute delirium complicates care and can be easily overlooked in older adults with preexisting mental illness. Evidence-based measures have demonstrated that early diagnosis, identification, and correction of modifiable factors can lead to improved care and less morbidity in these patients.

Acute delirium can be easily overlooked in older adults with preexisting mental illness. Evidence-based measures have demonstrated that early diagnosis, identification, and correction of modifiable factors can lead to improved care and less morbidity.

Courtney Bennett is an adult psychiatric mental health NP at East Mississippi State Hospital, Meridian, Miss.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

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